BUDGET OFFICER - Military Membership Required
Department of the Army - Fort Richardson, AK

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Are you ready to broaden your horizon by challenging yourself in the last frontier? Do you love the great outdoors? Do you want to serve your community, State, and Nation? If so, the Alaska National Guard wants you! So come camp out with us and learn how to survive in the tundra! Take up airlift and rescue missions! Work with communities during natural disasters! Even take part in reconstruction efforts! Make an impact today by joining us in the Alaska National Guard!

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This
position is subject to potential furlough due to planned reduction in the
expenditures (TPR715)

I nce ntives may be available. Payment of such incentives will be made IAW current Alaska HRO Policy. Incentives are subject to funding availability, superior qualifications as determined by selecting supervisors, quality/recency of experience, and pool of qualified candidates.

NATIONAL GUARD MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENT: This is an excepted position and as such requires active membership in the Alaska Army National Guard, be assigned to a compatible military assignment and wear of the military uniform. Acceptance of an excepted position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment. Applicants who are not a current member of the Alaska Army National Guard must be eligible for immediate enlistment or appointment if selected for this position. For enlistment/appointment information, contact 1-800-464-8273.

Opened Area(s) of Consideration: 1, 2, 3

DEFINITION OF AREA(S) OF CONSIDERATION:
Area 1 = AKNG permanent or indefinite technicians, AK AGR and Traditional members currently employed with the Alaska Army or Air National Guard.

Area 2 = All other military members eligible and willing to joining the Alaska Army National Guard.
Area 3 = All others who are eligible to become military members of the Alaska Army National Guard.

PDCN: D1084000

Selecting Supervisor: Dragana Buch KEY REQUIREMENTS

Alaska Army National Guard membership is required.
U.S. Citizenship and Secret Clearance is required.
Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining
Selectee must verify U.S. employment eligibility using Form I-9
Selectee is subject to Entrance on Duty (EOD) physical to include audiogram DUTIES:

Serves as a technical
expert regarding all phases of budget functions including the interpretation,
application and implementation of budgetary principles, procedures and
guidelines. Provides executive direction and review of budgetary operations.
Serves as principal staff advisor to the senior leadership and top management
personnel regarding maintaining a balance in the efficiency and economy of
operations in accomplishing programmed objectives. Directs the review and
oversight of budget formulation, justification and execution, requiring the
frequent contact with program managers. Develops, prepares and presents
analyses and summaries of budget performance for management through such forums
as PBAC 2, and one-on-one training. Reviews, consolidates, approves, modifies
or disapproves budgetary data and reports submitted for consistency with
guidelines, reasonableness and accuracy. Presents budgetary briefings with
supporting statistical data to senior leadership who use the data to defend
budget and manpower requirements before making decisions. Furnishes advice and
assistance in problem areas and attempts on-the-spot corrections, recommending
improvements where warranted. Reports findings to the Financial Manager and
discusses recommended actions to improve the operation of the budget function.
Prepares written reports regarding findings and recommends required corrective
actions. Continually furnishes advice and assistance by telephone or through
correspondence to program managers and directs corrective actions on budgetary
problems. Analyzes, evaluates, and identifies the areas and types of
corrective/improvement actions needed. Develops data required for examining
various options or scenarios related to budgetary issues that may adversely
affect the organization. Presents data in a readily usable form by developing
special automated spreadsheets, charts and reports. Serves as a primary
technical expert on the treatment of budgetary data on forms, schedules,
requests, and reports for use by the program managers. Formulates and justifies
budget requests for the organization in consideration of historical costs up to
five years, the current period of execution, and the effects of multi-year
procurement and military construction appropriations. Prepares and submits
these budgets in support of budget requests for military personnel, operation
and maintenance (to include minor construction), emergency, and revolving fund
appropriations. Reviews all budget requests submitted by program managers for
compliance with budgetary guidelines, reasonableness, accuracy, valid
assumptions and consistency with past performance. Issues calls for budget to
sub-program managers and provides guidance, as needed. Reviews and consolidates
responses, and presents them to PBAC 1 or PBAC 2. Recommends major
reprogramming of funds to senior leadership/PBAC 1. Briefs funds availability, requirements,
historical trends, and initial budget recommendations (PBG/AFG), including
suggested decrements and/or alternate methods of funding. Briefs the senior
leadership, and program managers on the formal operating budget. Prepares,
reviews and submits the organizational budget. As necessary, defends the
leadershipÂ’s position and budget requirements to outside audit personnel.
Monitors the execution of the annual operating budget. Reviews and analyzes operations to determine
causes of variances from budgets, time-phased schedules and cost limitations.
Holds quarterly, or more frequent, if required, budget meetings to review
budget execution, reprogram funds or determine requirements for revocation or
request for supplemental funding needed for the best use of funds. Develops
strategies for solving funding problems including using alternative methods,
sources and timing of funding or deferring or canceling requirements when
supplemental funding cannot be secured. Submits funds requests for unfinanced
requirements when a shortfall develops, often accompanied by unique algorithms
to support amounts requested. Reviews, and analyzes monthly obligation plans;
submits consolidated schedules of obligations and expenditures, compares actual
obligations and expenditures against plans on a monthly basis, and determines
the reasons for any deviations outside an acceptable range. Provides initial,
continuation and update training for sub-program managers (PBAC 2). Performs
other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
General
Experience is experience in
administrative, professional, technical, or other responsible work that
utilizes knowledge of management principles and practices. Experience analyzing
problems, drawing logical conclusions, and communicating effectively with
others. Experience using computer and automation systems.
Specialized Experience is education or training involving complex knowledge and understanding of governing budgetary policies, precedent setting decisions, procedures and regulations. Experience in identifying, analyzing and resolving budgetary problems. Experience interpreting comptroller decisions and providing regulatory information. Experience in briefing senior level management on budget related issues.
To qualify for this position as GS-12, you must have at least 36 months of Specialized Experience directly related to the following KSAs:
--Knowledge of the budget programming process to serve as an advisor to top management/program managers regarding budgetary matters.
--Knowledge of budget activities of organizational programs to review, edit, and analyze proposed operating budgets and budget requests or requests for reprogramming and allotments. This knowledge is used to analyze budget estimates, and to consolidate such estimates into a balanced document for both planning and monitoring purposes.

--Knowledge of financial management objectives of senior leadership to ensure policies comply with precedents and controls, and to provide guidance to management officials/program managers.

--Knowledge of the principles, practices, precedents, systems and techniques of budgeting, e.g.; the state planning, programming and budget execution, along with the ability to interrelate funding and expense concepts to formulate and justify state budgets considering single and multi-year appropriations.
--Knowledge of appropriation accountability, regulatory/statutory limitations, scope and latitude permitted by law and regulations, and the relationship between the budget and accounting and reporting systems sufficient to execute the state operating budget and provide advice on budget execution to management officials/program managers.
--Detailed knowledge of basic policies, procedures and regulations controlling budget processes and oversee the State Budget and PMs Obligation Plans. Requires skill in interpreting and applying the concepts and practices of the planning, programming, and budgeting systems used in the ARNG.

Substitution

of Education for Specialized Experience:
A
maximum of 12 months of the required experience may be substituted by
successful completion of undergraduate study in an accredited college or
university at the rate of 30 semester hours for 12 months of experience.

Note: If using education as substitution for Specialized Experience, a copy of your college transcripts must be submitted with
your application form. If you fail to submit this information, you may lose
consideration for this credit.

APPOINTMENT FACTORS: Excepted/Officer in the Alaska Army National Guard.

MILITARY COMPATIBILITY: If you are selected for this position, you will be required to become a member of the Alaska Army National Guard and be assigned to a compatible military assignment in the following MOS: 36A.

DESIRABLE: Operation of Financial Systems: SABS, AFCOS, PBAS, GFEBS, and RM-Online. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application/resume will be made to determine your Area of Consideration (AOC) and to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and minimum job requirements. Your initial rating will be based on your responses to the questionnaire in this document. This process measures the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position. Your final rating will be based on our evaluation of your responses, as verified through a review of your resume and other supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility and rating. BENEFITS:

The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web addresses are provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees.

Flexible Spending Accounts - The Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program (FSAFeds) allows you to pay for certain health and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. For additional information visit: https://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp

Health Insurance - The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program offers over 100 optional plans. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp

Leave - Most Federal employees earn both annual and sick leave. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - The Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Program (FEGLI) offers: Basic Life Insurance plus three types of optional insurance, for additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp

Long Term Care Insurance - The Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program (FLTCIP) provides long term care insurance for Federal employees and their parents, parents-in-law, stepparents, spouses, and adult children. For additional information visit: http://www.ltcfeds.com/

Retirement Program - Almost all new employees are automatically covered by the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). FERS is a three-tiered retirement plan. The three tiers are: Social Security Benefits, Basic Benefit Plan, Thrift Savings Plan. For additional information visit: http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp
This link provides and overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees. http://www.usajobs.gov/EI/benefits.asp OTHER INFORMATION:

1. If you are a current Federal employee or former Federal employee, you must submit a copy of your latest SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" and/or a copy of the SF-50. You may submit your most recent performance appraisal.

2. The National Guard is exempt from the Veterans Preference Act. Submission of a copy of your DD-214 is not required unless you are hired for technician position.

3. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

4 . Permanent Change of Station (PCS): Not authorized.

5. Cost of Living Allowance (COLA): Entitled to 5.57% COLA in addition to base salary, subject to change.

6. Direct Deposit Program: If selected for technician position with the Alaska National Guard, you will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Program. (Salary will be automatically deposited to bank/credit union account).

7. Military Bonuses And Student Loan Repayment Program : If you are selected for this position, you may lose your eligibility for your National Guard Enlistment/Reenlistment Bonus and Student Loan Repayment Program (incentives). In order to avoid losing your incentive eligibility and possibly being required to pay for an incentive you have received (recoupment), you should check with your servicing incentive manager (AKARNG - J1 or AKANG - Retention Office) prior to accepting an offer for the position. For M-Day personnel who are currently receiving incentives to include Bonuses and the Student Loan Repayment Program, the following termination rules apply: - Incentive Termination with Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have not served at least six months of the incentive contract term. - Incentive Termination without Recoupment: If you accept an Active Guard Reserve (AGR) position or a Military Technician (Mil Tech) position where membership in the National Guard is a condition of employment and you have served at least six months of the incentive contract term.

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